Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

From The Embarrassing State of Texas

UPDATE BELOW

The criminal NRA leadership slogan is "An Armed Society is a Polite Society."

And Americans, but especially this time, Texans, are proving that horse manure wrong every day:





It’s rare that the state of Texas goes a day without being a national embarrassment, and Sunday just wasn’t one of those days.

After the Dallas Cowboys suffered an embarrassing 30-6 loss against the New England Patriots, one of the NRA’s “responsible gun owners” got into a fistfight with another man while tailgating after the almost assuredly depressing game.

In a manner that is typical of ammosexuals, the highly-aggressive gun owner brought his penile extension to a fistfight. According to witnesses, the two men got into an argument that turned into a fistfight.

Eventually, the gunman drew his weapon and held it to the head of his victim. Rather than tackle the armed man, the crowd did the unthinkable: Bystanders urged the crazed NRA poster child for gun safety to shoot his helpless and unarmed victim.

And he did.


“Per eye witness, suspect was egged on by a crowd of people to kill the victim,” Star-Tribune writer Clarence Hill wrote on Twitter Sunday.


The publication posted a video of a witness explaining that happened. The witness explained that he didn’t think the gunman was going to pull the trigger, but tells of the mob mentality that took over once the gun came into play.

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Numerous reputable studies have concluded that the presence of guns — not just ownership or possession — increases aggression in those around them. This “weapons effect” has been a well-known psychological concept since at least the 1960’s when a study by Leonard Berkowitz and Anthony LePaige noted the “aggression-eliciting stimuli” presented by guns. 

In the study, volunteers were given electrical shocks by research assistants and then given the chance to “return fire.” During the experiments, a table was present that was stacked with guns, badminton equipment, or nothing. 

Researchers found that those who were in the presence of guns increased the number of return-shocks the subjects gave to the research assistants because the mere presence of weapons made them more willing to hurt others.


An armed society is a barbaric society. Texas just proved it on Sunday.

UPDATE:

Angry driver shoots Georgia woman in the back because she was driving too slow

More proof, again, that an armed society is a barbaric society.

4 comments:

Ducky's here said...

The victim was trying to stop the fight

Ben Carson was not available for comment.

skudrunner said...

Texans take their football seriously and remember Don't Mess with Texas

Call Me Hank said...

Crazy Texans!

Did I mention how SCARED! I am of Ben Carson?

Kevin Robbins said...

Unfortunately every incident like these is a promotional tool for the NRA. "See this, look how much you need to be armed."

The victim should sue Ben Carson for bad advice. Wonder if Dr. Ben has malpractice for that.